Other Winter Preparations

Along with turning the water off all of the boats must be pulled out of the river and motors winterized.  If a person waits too long to pull the boats out of the river then you may find yourself chiseling them out of a sheet of ice.  This has happened to us before and it isn’t the most fun way to spend a day.  You always think you are going to get out on the lake one more time, and before you know it winter is here and here to stay.  Some canoeists have found themselves breaking ice in a bay just to make their way out from their campsite and onto the main portion of the lake.  It can happen overnight so keep one eye on the forecast and the other on the lake!